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ALLEN J. ELLENDER FELLOWSHIPS (CFDA No. 84.148)

I. PROGRAM PROFILE

Legislation: P. L. 92-506óJoint Resolution of October 19, 1972 as amended.
(Expires September 30, 1989.)

Funding Since 1980:

Fiscal Year      Authorization      Appropriation

1980              $1,000,000         $1,000,000

1981               1,000,000                             1,000,000

1982               1,000,000                                 960,000

1983               1,000,000                             3,000,000 !/

1984               1,500,000                             1,500,000

Purpose: To make a grant to the Close Up Foundation of Washington, D.C.,
for fellowships to disadvantaged secondary school students and their teach-
ers to learn about representative government and the democratic process.

Eligibility; Economically disadvantaged secondary school students and
their teachers are eligible to apply for a fellowship from the Close Up
Foundation. Fellowships are awarded annually on the basis of equitable
geographic distribution and community interest.

IK RESPONSE TO 6EPA 417(a)

A.  Goals and Objectives

For Fiscal Year 1984, the Department's principal objective was--

o  To award to the Close Up Foundation funds so that it can provide fel-
lowships for low-income secondary school students and their teachers.

B.  Progress and Accomplishments

o  The Department awarded this grant in FY 1984 as scheduled.

C.  Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness

Program Scope; Fellowships under this program were made to approximately
5,2bO students and teachers in 1984. These grants included costs of room,
board, tuition, administration, insurance, and transportation, and averaged
about $286 per participant.

The program consists of a week-long series of meetings, seminars, and
workshops with members of Congress, members of the Executive and Judicial
branches of government, Congressional committee staff members, lobbyists,
reporters, foreign government representatives, and others. Since the lands or that provide a free